COVID-19 surge in young adults a challenge for contact tracers

More than 924 COVID-19 cases this summer have been tied to two dozen bars and restaurants. The median age in those cases is between 23 and 24.
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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Gemechis Merga stood in the damaged remains of Rongo’s Auto Repair in Minneapolis. His insurer will cover a fraction of damages incurred in the riot
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Gemechis Merga stood in the damaged remains of Rongo’s Auto Repair in Minneapolis. His insurer will cover a fraction of damages incurred in the riots.

With half of losses not covered, gutted businesses plead for help

In the 5-mile stretch of Minneapolis that sustained the heaviest destruction, uninsured losses among local small-business owners are at least $200 million, according to the Lake Street Council.
Kansas City slugger Jorge Soler hit his second home run in as many innings Saturday, a three-run shot off the Twins’ Cody Stashak in the fourth inni
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Odorizzi erratic in season debut, Twins bullpen falters again in loss to Royals

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A Minnesota DNR crew transplanted 3,506 mussels native to Minnesota -- including Higgins’ eye, bucket and snuffbox-- to grow in the waters of the St

Mussel project could lure wildlife back to stretch of Mississippi

For the first time in nearly a century, native river life could return to a barren stretch of the Mississippi above St. Anthony Falls.
In International Falls, Minn., a U.S. customs specialist searched the exterior of a box for insects.
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Counterfeit seizures on the rise at Minnesota-Canada border

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With long-distance trips on hold, many families are relying on outdoor activities that are close to home to scratch the travel itch.

The future of travel: How tourism slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

Brief stays, last-minute excursions and road trips are easing people back into tourism.
Bikers ride through downtown Sturgis, S.D., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Organizers of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally expect 250,000 people to visit the tow
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Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

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A reality check on COVID-19 fatigue

Experts predict pandemic could last 18 to 24 months. It's time to dig in for the long haul.